'The Girl from Plainville': Where is Michelle Carter now?
Michelle talked her boyfriend Conrad Roy into committing suicide in 2014. He was found dead in his truck and had killed himself by filling it with carbon monoxide
"You keep pushing it off and say you'll do it but you never do. It's always gonna be that way if you don't take action." This was one of the last texts that Conrad Roy received from Michelle Carter before he killed himself by inhaling carbon monoxide fumes on July 13, 2014. The 18-year-old honor roll student had been struggling with depression and anxiety and had been harboring suicidal thoughts for quite some time before he was talked into taking his own life by Carter.
Now the topic of a Hulu miniseries titled 'The Girl From Plainville,' the case had gained prominence in recent times after being the subject of a gripping Discovery documentary called 'Michelle Carter: Love, Texts & Death.' Before we get to Michelle's current whereabouts, let's take a look at the events that led to Roy's tragic death.
Conrad Roy met Michelle Carter in 2012 while vacationing with their respective families in Florida. They lived a few towns away and their relationship was maintained primarily through text messages. While Roy struggled with social anxiety and depression, Carter had body image issues and an eating disorder. He had attempted suicide once in 2012, and Carter kept talking him out of it for 2 years after that, asking him to get professional help. However, Carter's outlook changed by July 2014 as she felt that it would be better for Roy if he died. On July 13, 2014, following a string of text messages with Carter, Roy took his own life by poisoning himself with carbon monoxide fumes after filling his truck with it through a hose attached to a generator.
Carter was indicted for involuntary manslaughter in 2015 but was eventually convicted and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Her sentence was reduced to 15 months and in January 2020 Carter was released early due to good behavior after serving just 11 months of her sentence.
Where is Michelle Carter now?
Following her release, Carter has maintained a relatively low profile and seems to have avoided the public eye completely. There are no traces of her on social media as well. The conditions of Carter's early release include probation until 2022 so it's unlikely that she left the United States. Given the high-profile nature of the case and the prominence that the documentaries and the miniseries have received, it's possible that Michelle Carter has changed her name and her appearance.
The first 3 episodes of 'The Girl From Plainville' are currently available for streaming on Hulu.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).